internships are “win-win” situations – host
organizations and students alike benefit from participating in an internship
program. The Department of Communication
prepares students for our rapidly-changing society with important transferable
skills: critical thinking and problem-solving, diversity education, analysis
of quantitative and qualitative information, and effective oral and written
communication of ideas.
Employers appreciate work experience in newly graduated job applicants.
Internships are seen as a way for students to help translate academic
preparation into marketable
job skills. Thus, internships not only provide students with valuable work
experience, but they also provide a means for building the bridge
between their academic
coursework and solidifying career decisions.
Host organization benefits
The primary benefit for a host organization is that it can evaluate a
prospective employee nearly risk-free. A semester-long
internship, rather than a brief interview, allows accurate assessment
of competencies. In
turn, many companies hire their most competent interns
for full-time positions after graduation. Additional internship benefits
for the organization
include the following:
- inexpensive sources of
competent assistance without paying fringe benefits;
- highly motivated and productive
- the release of full-time
employees from routine tasks;
- fresh perspectives and
- the opportunity to evaluate
and cultivate potential full-time employees.
the big deal about internships?
Click here to find out what some of our
recent graduates have to say about their internship experiences.
Communication INTERNSHIP Handbook
Communication Internship Forms
for Admission (online Google form)
Site Supervisor Midterm Evaluation
Site Supervisor Final Evaluation
Student Midterm Evaluation
Student Final Evaluation
of Career Services
See the OCS Internship
website for helpful information and tips on finding an internship as
well as a list of local internships.